Once a hero...

...always a hero. Mark Hughes cemented his status as a United legend with nights like Rotterdam in '91 when he helped the Reds conquer Barcelona in the European Cup Winners' Cup final. It seems not even a spell managing Manchester City can damage the affection we have for the Welshman.

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Talking point: Mark Hughes

We asked you a question about United legend and now Fulham manager Mark Hughes: did his time as Manchester City boss taint his Old Trafford legacy?

Every real United fan will remember Hughes fondly as a big player who scored important and brilliant goals. What United fan will ever forget his double vs Barcelona in 1991 or his volley on the stretch against Oldham that saved our Double-winning season? One of my favourite United players ever and even though he annoyed me at City it doesn't take away from his achievement and commitment as a player. Denis Law not only played for City but scored the goal which sent us down and he is still rightly adored at Old Trafford. Brian Kidd, Peter Schmeichel, Andy Cole, and many more have played for the Blues down the years. Besides, it's not as if he won anything at City or gave us any reason to make us jealous!
Chris Wilson

Hughes was, is and always will be a Red legend. Was more upset when he joined Barcelona than when he took the role at City.

I grew up being told about Sparky, and grew to believe he was a champion. When United visited my country, South Africa, on tour in 1993, I was only 5, but knew I had to meet my hero. I went with my cousin and dad to see the team at a local shopping centre where they were having photos with the public etc, and I got to have my picture taken with him in the local newspaper. Then I managed to get that picture signed a few days later. It's a shame City treated him so bad... I will always respect him. Sparky will always be one of my heroes.

Mark had just left the club before I started following United, so I have no emotional bond with him as a player. I think he is a good young manager and was treated badly by Manchester City. I think the City job was perfect for him at the time and I had no problems with him taking it at the time because it was a chance to progress his career and reputation. I think he showed a good respect for the club when he was City manager and I think he will do well at Fulham.
Rob Hillery

Sparky's time at Man City did nothing to waiver my respect for him. He's still a legend in my eyes and not even being in the tainted hotseat of the crosstown rivals can diminish

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